Cold Spring in Stearns County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Assumption Chapel (AKA Grasshopper Chapel)
Assumpta est Maria
1854 Father Francis X. Pierz offers first mass in this vicinity
1877 Father Leo Winter, O.S.B. erects a chapel in honor of the Assumption of B.V.M. to avert grasshopper plague
1894 June 28. Tornado destroys chapel
1951 Chapel rebuilt during pastorate of Father Victor Ronellenfitsch, O.S.B., by members of the community and other friends
Erected by St. Boniface Parishioners and Friends.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Disasters • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1828.
Location. 45° 27.358′ N, 94° 24.85′ W. Marker is in Cold Spring, Minnesota, in Stearns County. Marker is on the exterior chapel wall, adjacent to its entrance. The chapel is on the hilltop at the end of Pilgrimage Road, east off Chapel Hill Road, which turns NE off Chapel Road about 700 feet SE of its intersection with Minnesota Hwy 23. Follow the signs. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cold Spring MN 56320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker Luxemburg (approx. 8.2 miles away); St. John's Abbey and University Old Church and Quadrangle (approx. 8.6 miles away); Saint John's Abbey and University (approx. 8.7 miles away); St. Walburg Hall (approx. 8.7 miles away); St. Joseph Blockhouse (approx. 8.8 miles away); Maine Prairie Corners (approx. 8.8 miles away); St. John's Abbey and University (approx. 9.1 miles away); Veterans Park (approx. 10 miles away).
Also see . . . Assumption Chapel (AKA Grasshopper Chapel). City of Coldspring website entry (Submitted on October 19, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 19, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.